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Old 12-30-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Well, first you have to look at pre-Ford, Ford era, and now post-Ford cars.

The only ones that interest me are the pre-Ford XKE and etc. Ford era cars certainly have better electrics than the pre-Ford cars do.

Now that they are owned by, who, Tata? I don't know what to think. They have a general reputation of being expensive to buy and then requiring expensive repair/service.

That said one guy around here had the modern 2-seat convertible and now has the 4-door sedan, loved the convertible but wanted more room, is very satisfied with the car.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I love a lot of them. I've had a few of them, though all the ones I've had have been pre-Ford. (both my '80s XJ6s, and the Mk VII). My father in law has had a number of Jaguar XKEs (all 1967 convertibles).

I'm looking now at purchasing an '00-03 XK8 convertible (and preferrably an XKR).

Only ones I'd stay away from are the XJ40 era cars (square Jags of the late '80s) and and stock XJS models (though modded they can be wonderful).
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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A Jag makes a great lawn ornament.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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I liked pre Ford. and have no idea what Ford type or the latest India made are like.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The latest models are fantastic. If I was shopping for a new car I'd pick an XF or XJ over just about any BMW/Mercedes/Audi (coming from a BMW owner). They are beautiful inside out and simply scream quality.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default What do you guys think of jaguar?

Very pretty, very unreliable status symbol better left for your snooty neighbor to buy.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Jags were always pretty inside and out, and always un-reliable. If that changes let me know.

I never cared much about a body style or the interior. it has what it has. I pick by torque or horse power depending on the need.

In a diesel truck I want low end grunt or torque. In a sports car I want ponies.

Oddly with one of my bikes it has all low end grunt, and can go up hill pulling a trailer, with my wife as pillion and it has no clue there is any weight. It is a slow bike IMO, meaning not quick, but faster than most any sports car stock.

My old antique bike is far quicker, but still not close to a modern R bike. Pre Ford Jags were all about low end grunt, and were not fast. You slapped then into 1st gear and stuffed any passangers into the back rest of the seat, pinning them there untill you let up in 4th. My favorite gear was 5th of course
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I remember being told they used a GM 350 transmission back in the 70's and 80's. Supposed to be real easy to transplant a chevy 350 in them.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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I remember being told they used a GM 350 transmission back in the 70's and 80's. Supposed to be real easy to transplant a chevy 350 in them.
I had a 3.4 Jag Sedan with a 327 Chevy and Chevy manual tranny. Everything I put in worked great. Jag parts? Not so much.
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